Project Description

Grain Beetle

grain beetle

SIZE: 1/4″, slender

COLOR: Brownish

DESCRIPTION:

The Sawtoothed Grain Beetle is a common pantry pest that feeds on processed foods like brain, dried fruits, nuts, sugar, chocolate and macaroni. It’s also fond of oatmeal and birdseed and can even get into sealed boxes of food. Eggs are laid in crevices in the food supply or directly in the food; when hatched the larvae feed on the food stuff.

CONTROL ADVICE:

The simplest and most effective control measure is to locate the source of infestation and get rid of it. Use a flashlight to examine all food storage areas and food products carefully. If you detect infestations early, disposal alone may solve the problem. If the problem is widespread, contact a professional pest control technician.

ACTIVE SEASONS:

Spring, Summer, Fall & Winter